Vitamin D Supplementation Trial in People at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
It has long been known that vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. Recent research has raised the possibility that it may also have a role in the prevention of illnesses as diverse as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and infections. But this is not yet proven and further research is needed to test this.
Type 2 diabetes is an important health condition that has a high public health burden, and it is of interest to know whether something modifiable like changing a person’s vitamin D status could influence its development.
The Vitamin D Trial was designed to test whether supplementation with vitamin D would have an effect on metabolic markers of the development of type 2 diabetes among adults who are at risk of type 2 diabetes. It was jointly conducted in London and Cambridge.